June 9, 2022

Christopher Shannon: The Past & Present of Education & Preparing Students for the Future

Christopher Shannon: The Past & Present of Education & Preparing Students for the Future

Join us for a candid conversation with Lower Canada College’s Head of School about education and more. How things were, how they are and what’s in store for the future.


Join us for a candid conversation with Lower Canada College’s Head of School, Christopher Shannon (Pre-U '76), about education: How things were, how they are and what’s in store for the future.

Christopher Shannon joined LCC in 2005. Since then he has overseen the implementation of three strategic plans, the school’s most successful fund-raising initiatives and the construction of several state-of-the art learning facilities. Under his leadership, LCC has also developed a clear vision for campus and program development with an emphasis on program excellence, innovation and sustainability. This includes a more global orientation with the adoption of the IB curriculum in the high school, active membership in the Round Square international association of schools and broad student participation in the Duke of Edinburgh leadership programs.

During his tenure at LCC, Mr. Shannon has been President of the QAIS and served on the boards of CAIS, Round Square and the Vimy Foundation, which provides unique learning opportunities for young Canadians exploring Canada’s notable WWI legacy. Prior to coming to LCC, Mr. Shannon served for six years as head of school at Stanstead College in Quebec’s Eastern Townships.

A fluently bilingual Montrealer, Christopher Shannon graduated from Selwyn House School and from Pre-University at LCC, making him the first alumnus to head Lower Canada College. He pursued his education at Queen’s (B.A.), Institut universitaire de hautes études internationales – University of Geneva (Master's in International Affairs) and Brock University in Ontario (Master's in Educational Administration). Chris and his wife Hilary have two children: Leah (Pre-U ’06) and Matthew ’07 (Pre-U ’08), both proud graduates of LCC.

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